gray birch


a small, bushy birch, Betula populifolia, of stony or sandy areas of the eastern U.S., having grayish-white bark and triangular leaves.

Origin of gray birch

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for gray birch

  • Here about Mullein Hill, this is sure to be a gray-birch home.

    Winter|Dallas Lore Sharp
  • Besides the box elder and crab-apple seeds, the birds have eaten wild-cherry pits, poison-ivy berries, and gray-birch seeds.